Jesse James, one of the most violent outlaws of the wild west, got his first taste for violence as a Confederate guerrilla during the Civil War. Although he came to be known as one of the most dangerous bandits of the west, James started out his life as a religious, peaceful farm boy who seemed destined for a career as a minister, like his father Robert, who died in California while preaching to gold miners. Those plans changed when the Civil War broke out in 1861 and brought chaos to his…

Jesse James: The Confederate Guerrilla

Jesse James (September 1847 — April was an American outlaw, gang leader, bank robber, train robber, and murderer from the state of Missouri and the most famous member of the James-Younger Gang.

William T. “Bloody Bill” Anderson (1838 – 1864)  was a notorious Confederate guerrilla leader with whom Jesse James associated for a brief period during the Civil War.

Jesse James: The Confederate Guerrilla

William T. "Bloody Bill" Anderson – October was one of the deadliest and most brutal pro-Confederate guerrilla leaders in the American Civil War. Anderson led a band that targeted Union loyalists and Federal soldiers in Missouri and Kansas.

Young Jesse James (approx. 16 yrs. of age). Missouri bushwhacker riding with Bloody Bill Anderson.

Jesse James

Young Jesse James, Approximately 16 Years of Age Here in He was a Missouri bushwhacker riding with Bloody Bill Anderson in Platte City, Mo. Later he would grow up to be a train robber and criminal who was shot and killed by Robert Ford in Hannibal, Mo.

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) Director: Andrew Dominik. Photography: Roger Deakins.

contrast outlines shadows shilouette The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Director: Andrew Dominik.

Rare Photo of Jesse James and his brother Frank James 1863

Jesse James and his brother Frank James fought as Confederate guerrilla soldiers in the Civil War. After the war, they joined up with other outlaws, robbing banks, trains and stagecoaches across the country.

This is a rare death photograph of the outlaw Jesse James. It was taken shortly after he was gunned down by Bob Ford in his own home on April 3, 1882.

Death photograph of the outlaw Jesse James. It was taken shortly after he was gunned down by Bob Ford in his own home on April Not a memento mori exactly. But a post-mortem photograph.

Hot Springs,Arkansas : Jesse James and the Younger Brothers were fond of robbing stagecoaches near Hot Springs. Apparently, it was something to brag about. Here's a photo of three Arkansas men who were robbed of $3000 and some valuables. They commemorated the event by painting "Robbed by Jesse James January 15, 1874 on top of their stagecoach. This was supposedly the first of a string of James-Younger holdups on the road between Malvern and Hot Springs.

Hot Springs,Arkansas : Jesse James and the Younger Brothers were fond of robbing…

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford | 129 Of The Most Beautiful Shots In Movie History

129 Of The Most Beautiful Shots In Movie History

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford 129 Of The Most Beautiful Shots In Movie History

Frank James, Jesse James, Cole Younger, and Bob Younger

Cowboys of the Old West Unit Study

The James-Younger Gang (L-R): Cole Younger Jesse James Bob Younger Frank James Photographic Print

Seen. Great cinematography, story, acting. Great film.

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford With Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Shepard. Written by Andrew Dominik and Ron Hansen. Directed by Andrew Dominik.

Newly Found Lost Tintype Photo of Jesse James and Robert Ford Circa 1870s - Imgur

Newly Found Lost Tintype Photo of Jesse James and Robert Ford Circa 1870s

Expert debate has erupted over a photograph, identified in September by the Houston Police Department's veteran specialist in facial recognition as legendary outlaw Jesse James, seated next to his eventual killer, Robert Ford.

Jesse James. I'd put my hands up and give him all my money.

Jesse James An old family story told by my dad was that a great uncle of his sold horses to the James Gang in central Missouri when the gang was on the run.

Zerelda Samuels James.  Her missing right arm was due to an attack on the James Farm by the Pinkerson Detectives

Zerelda (James) Samuels, mother of Jesse James. Her missing right arm was due to an attack on the James Farm by the Pinkerson Detectives

The Jesse James home in St. Joseph, MO (my hometown) is interesting in that it is the actual place this infamous outlaw died.  You can see the actual bullet hole in the wall--a bit gruesome, but still interesting.  The Patee House museum is nearby, definitely a treasure trove of St. Joseph history.

The Jesse James home in St. Joseph, MO is interesting in that it is the actual place this infamous outlaw died. You can see the actual bullet hole in the wall. The Patee House museum is nearby, definitely a treasure trove of St.

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